Offbeat Festival 2018, Oxford
Beneath the Blue Rinse
Productions plans are underwith with our latest play to be produced is Beneath the Blue Rinse by Tom Glover, an outrageous
comedy which exposes how society views and
treats the elderly, exploding stereotypes and questioning
the practises of our so-called ‘care system’. Think Taratino meets 'Last of the Summer Wine'!
The play will be directed by Kevin Tomlinson, Artistic Director of Kepow Theatre Company.
We recently completed two wonderful short tours, taking three plays out to different locations in Oxfordshire, where we received a very warm welcome. Our thanks to:
- Albany Court
- Douglas Veale House
- London Court
- Cumnor Hill House
- Fairfield Homes
- Ritchie Court
- Diamond Court
- The Lady Nuffield
Swallows by Bob Whorton
Swallows by Bob Whorton, was
performed to great reviews at The Old Fire Station, Oxford on 23 and 24 March, 2017.
Set a few years into the future, Swallows probes the impact of a controversial new law, demanding all hospices, hospitals and residential homes provide a suitable 'dying room' for those who wish to end their lives.
This moving play explores with sensitivity the choices facing Professor Raymond Parker and the conflict which exists between the different ethical and emotional viewpoints of the Professor, his son and the medical profession.
Bob Whorton brings his direct experience of working within the hospice movement to this heart warming play, which has a running time of just over one hour, followed by the opportunity for discussion between the audience, the playwright and members of different professional communities.
Do read our blog on the Old Fire Station website.
Birds of Prey
Birds of Prey, a new
play, with an all female cast, is about grief, greed, false expectations
and the comedic side of tragedy, written by Stephanie Connell and Carolyn Lloyd-Davies. Although a work of fiction, the play is based on a true story.
Grace found each other late in life, and knew theirs was a marriage
made in heaven - until a life
changing event slowly unravels unexpected, unresolved and painful
issues between Peter's adult children and the three women in his life.
watch someone grieving is at best unsettling and worse an
embarrassment, especially when we don't know whether to laugh or cry.
Following a rehearsed reading, directed by Maurice Thorogood, performed on June 20th at the Actors & Writers London, the play is now complete and plans are underway for a performance in London during 2018.
Our controversial play Silent on the Matter, explores the age old question of why good people make inexplicably bad decisions and asks the question: to what extent do we really understand the culturally diverse society in which we live?
It's a story about close
friends from very different cultures, who believe they truly understand
and respect the others' culture, until a shocking decision is made,
exposing hypocrisy, betrayal and unspoken conflict, as each relationship falls apart.